PR 2018-06-13: Public Forum on Approval Voting in Fargo
REFORM FARGO AND THE CENTER FOR ELECTION SCIENCE
-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
June 13, 2018
Andrea Denault, Center for Election Science
Fargo, North Dakota--Voters in the United States are increasingly dissatisfied with the election process. Often being forced into choosing the "lesser of two evils," voters are frequently disenfranchised at the voting booth, and politicians who do not represent the broad spectrum of the community are elected.
As a result of deep dissatisfaction with our current election process, a grassroots campaign in Fargo, North Dakota is leading the nation on changing the flawed electoral system by working to implement approval voting. Approval voting is a system that is easy and simple to understand, favors consensus candidates, allows voters to always support their honest favorite, and removes vote-splitting almost entirely by removing the "spoiler" effect.
A local grassroots organization, Reform Fargo, has reached out and partnered with the Center for Election Science, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit organization composed of voting experts to host a public forum about approval voting. This public forum is designed to answer questions, and educate the public about the options available to increase voter satisfaction, and encourage the election of public officials who better represent the community.
The Approval Voting Public Forum event will occur on Friday, June 22, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, at the Dakota Medical Foundation, located at 4141 28th Ave S, Fargo, North Dakota 58104. The featured speakers include, elected Fargo City Commissioner John Strand, former Fargo City Commissioner Arlette Preston, Jed Limke of Reform Fargo, and the City's Elections and Governance Task Force, and Aaron Hamlin, Executive Director of the Center for Election Science.
The Approval Voting Public Forum is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served